Improving the life outcomes of young Scots through film
Learning through film and learning using film allows young people to
get to grips with the main form of communication in the 21st century.
It unlocks the literacy of film and moving image allowing young people
to understand how to interpret a film text. It’s the ABCs of
visual storytelling. Learners are encouraged to discuss and
interrogate different texts, such as adverts, clips, short films and
features and to go on to produce their own work using this knowledge.
All of our work in schools and during outreach projects allows this
interaction. For young people who are interested in taking this
further, we can offer pathways to further learning and directly to
industry. Many of the young people we work with go on to pursue
creative careers. Our work allows young people to safely explore these
options with the support of SYFF.
We are proud to be supported by The Sean Connery Foundation. The Sean
Connery Foundation grant increases operational capacity, allowing SYFF
to expand screen education efforts in three areas of focus: film
education in schools, film outreach projects that reach students in
need and the execution of their annual youth film festival.
We are a film charity - so why just read about us when you can watch a
What Do We Do?
Since 2015, we have held an event to celebrate the creativity of
young Scottish filmmakers. Featuring screenings, workshops, talks
and panels, this is where anyone can come along and find out about
the world of film.